On July 4th weekend while most people were enjoying BBQ, drinks, and fun, I was painting, picking up furniture, having furniture delivered, and uninstalling my Elfa closets. Why you ask? Because I have 1,999,999 things to do so I couldn’t afford the leisure! I really had to buckle down and paint 2 rooms, with some help, and furnish my bedroom plus the closets. I have 2 nice sized closets in my bedroom that have custom Elfa designs, I needed to reinstall the closets after they were painted and relatively dry. What I love about Elfa closets, my favorite thing from the Container Store, is that it’s all interchangeable. So the layout after I reinstalled them is very different from the original, all by using the same pieces, nothing extra and no money spent. Here’s my very quick and dirty version of the closets from memory that I did on my iPad, since I forgot to take a before picture!
What I wanted in the new layout was one closet for just sweaters, tops, bottoms, and jewelry, and the other for shoes, bags, scarfs, and dresses. Since I despise clutter I wanted everything in sections and nothing stuffed onto rods so I also decided to utilize shelf space. Here’s the journey through Closet 1 and what I did to maximize space…
Closet 2 was all about shoes, bags, and dresses… I give my shoes their space since they are always my favorite things to buy so I treat them very well! The goal was to categorize between heels, flats, and winter boots, as well as have drawer space for scarves, belts, and misc.
I recommend tackling your closets first by looking through what you have the most of, tossing what you don’t need or want, and thinking through the best way to access the clothing. I myself have a small step stool for those hard to reach places and left nooks to the left of each wall to add hooks later down the line.
Even though I spent the weekend working… the closets were very worth it and I created a huge dent into my to do list for the bedroom. No worries though, once the bedroom is complete I’ll be posting it on my blog! Let’s get organized!